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North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises
August 12, 2021

North Korea Issues Warning Over South Korea-US Joint Military Exercises

By Mitch Shin
Shortly after the two Koreas restored communication channels, North Korea lambasted the upcoming exercises and stopped returning the South’s calls. 

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 
August 10, 2021

Kim Joon-hyung on How Seoul Can Lead Denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula 

By Mitch Shin
The Diplomat’s Mitch Shin interviews Dr. Kim Joon-hyung, chancellor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy, on the Korean peace process.
Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea
July 28, 2021

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon
President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels
July 27, 2021

North, South Korea Agree to Reopen Communication Channels

By Mitch Shin
With only eight months left in President Moon’s term, the two Koreas surprisingly agreed to restore channels and improve ties.

What the Next South Korean President Can Learn From Moon’s Diplomatic Challenge
July 07, 2021

What the Next South Korean President Can Learn From Moon’s Diplomatic Challenge

By Jong Eun Lee
Every president will face the exact same difficulty: To advance North Korea policy, Seoul needs to have all the main players on its side.

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea
June 15, 2021

Moon’s Last Chance on North Korea

By Mitch Shin
In his final months in office, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has few options for pursuing better relations with the North.

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?
June 03, 2021

Could More Powerful South Korean Ballistic Missiles Actually Help North Korea?

By A. B. Abrams
The U.S. decision to lift restrictions on South Korean missile development could be a blessing in disguise for Pyongyang.
What to Expect From President Biden’s North Korea Policy
May 19, 2021

What to Expect From President Biden’s North Korea Policy

By Swaran Singh
Efforts at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula will face complex political calculations at play in the U.S. and South Korea.

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched
May 04, 2021

Kim Yo Jong Slams Seoul After Anti-North Korea Leaflets Launched

By Mitch Shin
After an activist launched leaflets to the North last week, Pyongyang immediately responded with harsh warnings.

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 
April 30, 2021

Defying Government Ban, Activist Says He Sent Leaflets to North Korea 

By Mitch Shin
If his claim is confirmed, Park Sang-hak would be the first known person to violate a new law banning people from sending leaflets to North Korea.

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics
April 06, 2021

North Korea Says It Won’t Participate in Tokyo Olympics

By Kim Tong-Hyung
Pyongyang cited concerns over COVID-19 for its decision. Its absence from the Games further dims hope of a diplomatic breakthrough.
North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options
March 30, 2021

North Korea Takes Aim at Seoul as Biden Mulls Policy Options

By Mitch Shin
After Pyongyang's resumed missile testing, Seoul and Washington are having difficulties finding a way to resume dialogue.

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